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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WOYWW #272

I haven't joined in with WOYWW for the longest time, I just didn't feel that I could carry on showing you my messy depressing desk that never seemed to change. I have continued to work in a small clear spot about 6"x6" while all around me chaos reigned.
I know this probably doesn't look like an improvement - but it is. First of all I there is my decorated carousel, I showed you the plain white carousel and started painting it - but then I didn't have time to finish it or maybe the room. It ended up on the floor as a trip hazard and the floor ended up with it's own 6"x6" spot in front of the desk one!
Well enough is enough, I have had loads of surplus stash I have been trying to sell for ages in various places. I sort of gave up on it. Then I realised that I just have to try and get rid of it at low low prices - it would be better to have a little for it and the space than to try and hold out for something more, even if that something more was way lower than I paid for it!
So tomorrow I am starting a facebook event and will post simultaneously on a page on my blog and I really hope to shift the tip of the stashberg! I would even consider swapping for something I wanted.Once that has shifted I can sort out some more stash to go, I might be able to let a whole heap more go to better homes as I haven't used a great deal of it. The problem is that I still keep buying more (I am trying to control myself, but it still happens) and winning - I recently won Gayle's fabby candy, Prima doll stamps and pink pearls, pink bits and pieces and my first ever Distress glitter - in pink! Thank you Gayle.
I am even giving some away in my blog candy post pinned to the top - go check it out!

The problem is that the stashberg and the new stash not yet safely stashed is causing a major block to my creativity. The shift in perspective came about after I watched a long video tour of Tassy's newly organised craft room. This was followed by my decision to let the tip of the stashberg float away - requiring some more photos. I wanted my metal ruler to show the size of things, couldn't find it so turned everything upside down on my desk to find it - still haven't yet! While shifting the stashberg around I happened to pick up the carousel and put it in a newly created space on the desk, thinking I could finish this off and get it full of stash on the desk.
Well I went to bed last night with all this going round in my head I guess, and - just couldn't sleep! So I got up again and started stencilling the carousel, and I have done loads but I think I will do more yet. I am going to post the detailed photos in the next post - only because I spotted one challenge I can enter with it.
So this is a bit rambling, and the corner of the desk indicates the tip that the rest looks like - but it has to get worse to get better - right?

Well if you want to go nosy at some other workspaces mosey on over to The Stamping Ground and maybe join in too!

9 comments:

  1. LOL!!! Well, your not alone in any of this. I "think" I am cleaning and down sizing, but in all truth I am just re-arranging....LOL

    It would be nice, for me, to have crafters/stampers in my local area to trade a few tings with. But as it is the shipping would be more than it is worth........so good luck

    Krisha #61

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  2. Hi there Cazzy! Good to see your desk again. Hope you are ok :-)
    I think you're doing a really great job of that carousel, love the stamps you've used. It's really funky and a useful bit of kit as well!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xx

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  3. Hello Cazzy. Good to see the glittery name on your blog again. I think we are probably all in the same boat really. Magazines talk about "must haves", great piles of stash accumulate - and I then forget what to do with it.... All the very best with your sort.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

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  4. Yes I do know what you mean, I keep telling myself - no more stash buying but then I see something I can't live without ! I also sometimes get stuck as to what to play with & do next because there is too much choice ! Hope the stash mountain succumbs to your attack ! Ali

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  5. Hi Cazzy, you are not the only one having problems with too much stuff and it's really difficult to let it go.
    I always take a list now when I go to craft fairs but nearly always come back with something tha wasn't on the list.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 49

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  6. Hi Cazzy, Your desk is full of tempting things. I love seeing craft stuff. When I clicked on the photo to enlarge it and I could see clearly the stamped image of the person watering a plant. Don't know what it is, but I like the purple fluffy thing (I love purple:)).

    Well I hope you have a lovely WOYWW and enjoy the rest of the week.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Sue 30

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  7. This is a day for clearing out here too, with my daughter and family coming to help sort some of the stuff I cannot reach. The craft stuff is off limits. That is my personal job to sort what I want to keep and what to get rid of. Today is for the general household stuff that is just clogging up the whole house. The buddleias I am using in my raised beds are meant for patio planting so remain small (they still need pruning every spring) and are a variety called Buddleia Buzz, and come in three colourways. Hope you sort your stash successfully. xx Maggie #20

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  8. Purging is good! At least that is what I'm telling myself these days. let's purge together and be done! Creative Blessings! Kelly #62

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  9. I love your creative mess and I wouldn't hide it or not post because of it. I see all sorts of fun things to look through. It is hard purging for me cause about the time I get rid of something I think about what I would like to make with it and Ihave to go buy more :-) Have a great week. vickie #64

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